David Bowie's new album Blackstar is on course to be his tenth UK number one, the Official Charts Company has said.
Music experts are predicting a huge surge in sales of various Bowie albums following his death, with Blackstar already selling 43,000 copies, 25,000 ahead of its closest competitor for Friday's number one spot.
Early indicators suggest Bowie is set to make multiple entries on this week’s chart as fans pay tribute to the singer.
Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said: “We are expecting a huge surge for a wide range of Bowie albums in this week’s Official Albums Chart.
"Bowie made so many great albums, constantly reinventing himself, that everyone has their own favourites and fans are clearly reminding themselves of his massive contribution to popular music by buying these great, iconic works.”
The 66-year-old told ITV's Loose Women she had no idea her ex-husband was ill and "collapsed in bed" when she heard of his death.
Fans mourning the music legend, who died on Sunday, ensured 10 of his albums in total were in this week's Top 40.
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